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Phillip Island: The Penguin Parade 10-Hour Tour

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Every evening at dusk the little penguins come home from the sea at Phillip Island. Come and experience this nightly ritual, see koalas in gum trees, seals on half tide rocks, and enjoy the wildlife that makes Phillip Island a unique place.


  • Look for koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks
  • Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the general viewing area (upgrade options available)
  • See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk
  • Visit Warrook Homstead for afternoon tea (at your expense) and get up close with kangaroos
  • Check out Seal Rocks, home to Australia's largest colony of fur seals (seasonal)


Like many things Australian, the Penguin Parade is a unique event in the world. Every evening at dusk the little penguins come home from the sea to Phillip Island. From the waves across the beach to the sand dunes, the little penguins can almost be touched as they waddle to their burrows. Sunset at Summerland Beach has drawn millions of visitors to Phillip Island to watch this phenomenon. The quirky nightly ritual of these little flightless birds will enthrall you as you observe from the beach and the elevated boardwalk. Koalas, one of Australias most beloved animals, peer down from the gum trees where they live. Fat and furry, wet little noses, and a gentle smiles signal a content life on Phillip Island. Keep an eye out for the seals near the sea basking in the late sunlight on halftide rocks.


Entrance to Penguin Parade and penguins general viewing area
Meet wallabies and kangaroos
Videos on coach bus
Entrance to Koala Conservation Center
Free WiFi on the coach
Afternoon tea

Important Information

  • Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season. The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.

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